Peace, love, and light. I hope all is well in your world this morning. It seems my days are running together but I am doing the best that I can to keep the most important things in perspective. Nevertheless, I always feel as though I am neglecting something. I have been meditating on a few things over the past few days that I feel like sharing.
As most of you know or maybe you don’t, I am all about the progression of my people within the Afrikan diaspora. I am learning that I am a rare breed among most people within my community at large though. Most of us have become so comfortable with our current condition that we cannot move past or let go of status quo. Most take personal issue with anyone who challenges the current state of our community. I am also learning up close and personal the effect that complacency is having on our people’s condition. It is nearly impossible to mobilize a resistant people. Many claims to want to change, but refuse to take any steps to actually cause change.
It is a difficult life—wanting better for people who don’t see any issue with their current life. Many turn a deaf ear to the truth and ostracize those that highlight the issues. I foolishly believed that there were more “of us” than there actually were. But, there is hope. Hope can be found in the youth. Our children are much more open to change and in the words of Huey Newton “The revolution has always been in the hands of the young. The young always inherit the revolution.”
I know you may be thinking, “why is she ranting this morning?” Well, let’s just say my disappointment has overflowed and I needed to let out my thoughts on our condition. Facebook and Instagram are not the forum for revolution. Don’t get me wrong, both sites are wonderful modes of communication and sharing information but we need more boots on the ground. We claim that we are so tired but are we so exhausted that we can’t take any actions to make our children and our children’s children lives better. What does our future look like if we continue on our current path? Most of us are looking to some savior to come but 500 years of oppression in this country should show us that the chance of that happening is non- existent. No president and no one else is going to remedy our ills. Meditate on that. Where are we giving our energy and time? Einstein once said that the definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome. Are you ready to do something different?
Ashaki Ma’at Mirembe Ali